Breedon Group has announced that its associate company, BEAR Scotland (“BEAR”), has been awarded the North West Network Management Contract by Transport Scotland.
BEAR has been responsible for trunk roads in the North West of Scotland since 2013, and this new Network Management Contract, starting on 16th August 2022, will run for at least eight years, with a potential extension of up to four years. This is in addition to the Network Management Contract BEAR was awarded by Transport Scotland in 2020 for the South East region. In line with Transport Scotland’s requirement that a company may only hold a maximum of two Network Management contracts, in August 2022 BEAR will cease to be responsible for the North East region with responsibility transferring to Amey.
BEAR is a joint venture between Breedon, Eurovia UK and Jacobs. The company is a leading integrated services provider in road maintenance, and has provided trunk road network management and maintenance solutions to Transport Scotland since 2000.
In addition to the announced contract, Breedon Surfacing Solutions – Breedon’s long-established surfacing business in Great Britain – is concluding arrangements with both BEAR and Amey to be their dedicated surfacing and related materials suppliers for these contracts.
James Haluch, Managing Director of Breedon’s GB Surfacing Solutions business, said: “We are delighted that BEAR has been awarded a new Network Management Contract for the North West of Scotland. The new measures included in the contracts will aim to ensure reliable, comfortable and safe journeys for road users, whilst taking into account the Scottish Government’s climate change and sustainability targets. The contracts will support operational and professional jobs, and local firms will benefit through the wider supply chain, which is fantastic. We at Breedon look forward to continue delivering a high-quality trunk road maintenance service across Scotland.”